• To assist in and to stimulate the establishment of a national materials information system and, by organized action, to solicit governmental aid as has been done by other federations or institutes.

  • To provide an integrated mechanism to respond to governmental request for technical assistance, unified viewpoints, and so forth.

  • To provide a means for compiling important data and statistics about the materials field and its constituents.

  • To provide a deliberate and recognized forum for discussion of problems of mutual interest.

  • To preserve the integrity of materials as an interdisciplinary field by providing the inputs needed, and to minimize fragmentation of existing groups into smaller specialized bodies; i.e., to serve as a unifying force for the materials community.

  • To provide a means for enhancing the public image of materials as an entity and to provide an integrated channel of communication to the public and from the public.

  • To promote improved quality and quantity of education, manpower, and facilities in the materials field.

  • To provide a means for obtaining economies, collectively, in the publishing and distribution by the individual societies of their own journals, newspapers, and so forth, or alternatively, to facilitate joint ventures where desired.

  • To provide a job clearinghouse and a mechanism for promoting transfer of techniques and personnel among materials scientists and engineers in various industries.

  • To reduce unnecessary, unwanted, and costly duplication of efforts; for example, by providing a means for coordinating meetings and providing an integrated calendar of meetings.

  • To provide means for analysis of government activities and legislation, through newsletters and other media.

These same discussions recognized that such a Federation:

  • Is not a political lobby.

  • Is not to be a new society.

  • Is not to pre-empt any society in its own desired actions.

  • Is not to deprive any society of its individuality, prerogatives,



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Materials and Man’s Needs Materials Science and Engineering: Volume III The Institutional Framework for Materials Science and Engineering To assist in and to stimulate the establishment of a national materials information system and, by organized action, to solicit governmental aid as has been done by other federations or institutes. To provide an integrated mechanism to respond to governmental request for technical assistance, unified viewpoints, and so forth. To provide a means for compiling important data and statistics about the materials field and its constituents. To provide a deliberate and recognized forum for discussion of problems of mutual interest. To preserve the integrity of materials as an interdisciplinary field by providing the inputs needed, and to minimize fragmentation of existing groups into smaller specialized bodies; i.e., to serve as a unifying force for the materials community. To provide a means for enhancing the public image of materials as an entity and to provide an integrated channel of communication to the public and from the public. To promote improved quality and quantity of education, manpower, and facilities in the materials field. To provide a means for obtaining economies, collectively, in the publishing and distribution by the individual societies of their own journals, newspapers, and so forth, or alternatively, to facilitate joint ventures where desired. To provide a job clearinghouse and a mechanism for promoting transfer of techniques and personnel among materials scientists and engineers in various industries. To reduce unnecessary, unwanted, and costly duplication of efforts; for example, by providing a means for coordinating meetings and providing an integrated calendar of meetings. To provide means for analysis of government activities and legislation, through newsletters and other media. These same discussions recognized that such a Federation: Is not a political lobby. Is not to be a new society. Is not to pre-empt any society in its own desired actions. Is not to deprive any society of its individuality, prerogatives,

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Materials and Man’s Needs Materials Science and Engineering: Volume III The Institutional Framework for Materials Science and Engineering autonomy, freedom of action, and so forth. Is not to use any form of coercion At the present time, the Federation has the following 11 member societies (and several others in observer status): American Ceramic Society American Chemical Society American Institute of Chemical Engineers American Society for Metals American Society of Non-Destructive Testing Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers National Association of Corrosion Engineers Society of Manufacturing Engineers Society of Plastics Engineers The American Society of Mechanical Engineers The Metallurgical Society of AIME Among the activities in progress are: a survey of materials education activities in universities and technical societies, a life-cycle study of aluminum (as the beginning of a series), bibliographic reports on materials wastage by corrosion and wear, and an analysis of sources of technical information on materials. In addition, the Federation is initiating a newsletter Materials and Resources News.

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